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Dune House Atreides

Author : Brian Herbert
ISBN : 0553897829
Genre : Fiction
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING PREQUEL TO THE CLASSIC AWARD–WINNING SAGA BY FRANK HERBERT Frank Herbert’s award-winning Dune chronicles captured the imagination of millions of readers worldwide. By his death in 1986, Herbert had completed six novels in the series, but much of his vision remained unwritten. Now, working from his father’s recently discovered files, Brian Herbert and bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson collaborate on a new novel, the prelude to Dune—where we step onto the planet Arrakis . . . decades before Dune’s hero, Paul Muad’Dib Atreides, walks its sands. Here is the rich and complex world that Frank Herbert created, in the time leading up to the momentous events of Dune. As Emperor Elrood’s son plots a subtle regicide, young Leto Atreides leaves for a year’s education on the mechanized world of Ix; a planetologist named Pardot Kynes seeks the secrets of Arrakis; and the eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho is hunted by his cruel masters in a terrifying game from which he vows escape and vengeance. But none can envision the fate in store for them: one that will make them renegades— and shapers of history “[Fans] rejoice in this chance to return to one of science fiction’s most appealing futures.”—The New York Times Book Review
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Author : Brian Herbert
ISBN : 0553580272
Genre : Fiction
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A prequel to Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, "Dune," journeys back to the planet Arrakis to visit the extraordinary desert world decades before Paul Atreides arrives to change the history of the universe.
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Dune House Corrino

Author : Brian Herbert
ISBN : 0553896954
Genre : Fiction
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The triumphant conclusion to the blockbuster trilogy that made science fiction history! In Dune: House Corrino Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the magnificent final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun in Dune: House Atreides and continued in Dune: House Harkonnen. Here nobles and commoners, soldiers and slaves, wives and courtesans shape the amazing destiny of a tumultuous universe. An epic saga of love and war, crime and politics, religion and revolution, this magnificent novel is a fitting conclusion to a great science fiction trilogy ... and an invaluable addition to the thrilling world of Frank Herbert’s immortal Dune. Dune: House Corrino Fearful of losing his precarious hold on the Golden Lion Throne, Shaddam IV, Emperor of a Million Worlds, has devised a radical scheme to develop an alternative to melange, the addictive spice that binds the Imperium together and that can be found only on the desert world of Dune. In subterranean labs on the machine planet Ix, cruel Tleilaxu overlords use slaves and prisoners as part of a horrific plan to manufacture a synthetic form of melange known as amal. If amal can supplant the spice from Dune, it will give Shaddam what he seeks: absolute power. But Duke Leto Atreides, grief-stricken yet unbowed by the tragic death of his son Victor, determined to restore the honor and prestige of his House, has his own plans for Ix. He will free the Ixians from their oppressive conquerors and restore his friend Prince Rhombur, injured scion of the disgraced House Vernius, to his rightful place as Ixian ruler. It is a bold and risky venture, for House Atreides has limited military resources and many ruthless enemies, including the sadistic Baron Harkonnen, despotic master of Dune. Meanwhile, Duke Leto’s consort, the beautiful Lady Jessica, obeying the orders of her superiors in the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, has conceived a child that the Sisterhood intends to be the penultimate step in the creation of an all-powerful being. Yet what the Sisterhood doesn’t know is that the child Jessica is carrying is not the girl they are expecting, but a boy. Jessica’s act of disobedience is an act of love — her attempt to provide her Duke with a male heir to House Atreides — but an act that, when discovered, could kill both mother and baby. Like the Bene Gesserit, Shaddam Corrino is also concerned with making a plan for the future — securing his legacy. Blinded by his need for power, the Emperor will launch a plot against Dune, the only natural source of true spice. If he succeeds, his madness will result in a cataclysmic tragedy not even he foresees: the end of space travel, the Imperium, and civilization itself. With Duke Leto and other renegades and revolutionaries fighting to stem the tide of darkness that threatens to engulf their universe, the stage is set for a showdown unlike any seen before. From the Hardcover edition.
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Dune House Harkonnen

Author : Brian Herbert
ISBN : 0553897837
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Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson return to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert’s Dune, bringing a vast array of rich and complex characters into conflict to shape the destiny of worlds. . . . As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides—and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit. For Leto Atreides, grown complacent and comfortable as ruler of his House, it is a time of momentous choice: between friendship and duty, safety and destiny. But for the survival of House Atreides, there is just one choice—strive for greatness or be crushed.
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Dune Houses

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ISBN : 1234683199
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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 230. Chapters: House Atreides, House Corrino, House Harkonnen, House Moritani, House Rabban, House Richese, House Vernius, Achilleus Atreides, Agamemnon d'Atreides, Agis III Atreides, Alexandros Atreides, Alexios Atreides, Alia Atreides, Aristeteles Atreides Aigisthodes, Arrakis, Arrakis Revolt, Ascension of House Atreides, Atreides Empire, Atreus, Atreus Atreides Atreides, Battle of Arrakeen, Beakkal, Breeding program, Burbage, Cala City, Castle Caladan, Darwi Odrade, Deegan, Demetrios Atreides, Demetrios IX Atreides, Demetrios VIII Atreides, Demetrios XVII Atreides, Duncan Idaho, Duncan Idaho gholas, Ecazi Revolt, Ego-memory, Elias Atreides, Elto Vitt, Estes Atreides, Gallatin, Ghanima Atreides, Golden Lion Throne, Gurney Halleck, Harah, Hawk, Hayt, Helena Atreides, Heraklios II Atreides, Hestia, Hippolute Atreides, Hoh Vitt, Iakobos Atreides, Iason Atreides, Imperial Council, Imperial House, Ioannes Atreides, Jessica Atreides, Kagin Atreides, Kalman Atreides, Konstantinos Atreides, Leto Atreides I, Leto Atreides II, Leto Atreides II the Elder, Leto I Atreides, Lovisa Rogier, Lucilla, Markos Atreides, Maximos Atreides, Mikael II, Mikael III, Mikael VI, Miles Teg, Minos IX Atreides, Minotauros Atreides, Moneo Atreides, Muad'Dib's Jihad, Muad'Dib, Na-Duke, Nestor IV, Odusseus Atreides, Old Duke, Old Imperium, Oral History, Paulos II Atreides, Paulos XVIII Atreides, Paulos XVI Atreides, Paulus Atreides, Paul Atreides, Pausanias Atreides, Peleus Atreides, Philippos Atreides, Phillipos III Atreides, Siona Atreides, Star Jewel Project, Swain Goire, Telemachos Atreides, Theater of Shards, The Preacher, The Tyrant, Thufir Hawat, Victor Atreides, Vorian Atreides, Wellington Yueh, Wesle Atreides, Alexandra Ecaz, Anirul's Throne, Anirul Corrino, Arrakis Revolt, Audrii III, Battle of Arrakeen, Battle of Corrin, Beakkal, Beely Ridondo, Chalice Corrino, Chaola Fenring, Contemplation Tea House, Co...

House Corrino

Author : Brian Herbert
ISBN : 0340751800
Genre : Dune (Imaginary place)
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The blood feud between Duke Leto of Caladon and Baron Vladimir Harkonnen reaches its climax, as the emperor Shaddam - leader of House Corrino - is finally forced to curb the powerful Harkonnens or risk losing his own throne. Menawhile, Duke Leto's beautiful concubie, the Bene Gesserit temptress Jessica,- has conceived the boy who become Paul Atreides (the hero of Dune), defying the express orders of her superiors. The book culminates in a war - on Dune, on the oppressed planet Ix, in space - that will alter the balance of power for a generation.
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Dune The Butlerian Jihad

Author : Brian Herbert
ISBN : 1429955902
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Frank Herbert's Dune series is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Selling millions of copies worldwide, it is science fiction's answer to The Lord of the Rings, a brilliantly imaginative epic of high adventure, unforgettable characters, and immense scope. Decades after Herbert's original novels, the Dune saga was continued by Frank Herbert's son, Brian Herbert, an acclaimed SF novelist in his own right, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson. Their New York Times bestselling trilogy, Dune: House Atreides, Dune: House Harkonnen, and Dune: House Corrino, formed a prequel to the classic Herbert series that was acclaimed by reviewers and readers alike. Now Herbert and Anderson, working from Frank Herbert's own notes, reveal a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe, the chapter of the saga most eagerly anticipated by readers: The Butlerian Jihad. Throughout the Dune novels, Frank Herbert frequently referred to the long-ago war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines." Now, in Dune: Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring to life the story of that war, a tale previously seen only in tantalizing hints and clues. Finally, we see how Serena Butler's passionate grief ignites the war that will liberate humans from their machine masters. We learn the circumstances of the betrayal that made mortal enemies of House Atreides and House Harkonnen; and we experience the Battle of Corrin that created a galactic empire that lasted until the reign of Emperor Shaddam IV. Herein are the foundations of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, the Suk Doctors, the Order of Mentats, and the mysteriously altered Navigators of the Spacing Guild. Here is the amazing tale of the Zensunni Wanderers, who escape bondage to flee to the desert world where they will declare themselves the Free Men of Dune. And here is the backward, nearly forgotten planet of Arrakis, where traders have discovered the remarkable properties of the spice melange . . . . Ten thousand years before the events of Dune, humans have managed to battle the remorseless Machines to a standstill . . . but victory may be short-lived. Yet amid shortsighted squabbling between nobles, new leaders have begun to emerge. Among them are Xavier Harkonnen, military leader of the Planet of Salusa Secundus; Xavier's fiancée, Serena Butler, an activist who will become the unwilling leader of millions; and Tio Holtzman, the scientist struggling to devise a weapon that will help the human cause. Against the brute efficiency of their adversaries, these leaders and the human race have only imagination, compassion, and the capacity for love. It will have to be enough. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Dune And Philosophy

Author : Jeffery Nicholas
ISBN : 9780812697278
Genre : Philosophy
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Frank Herbert’s Dune is the biggest-selling science fiction story of all time; the original book and its numerous sequels have transported millions of readers into the alternate reality of the Duniverse. Dune and Philosophy raises intriguing questions about the Duniverse in ways that will be instantly meaningful to fans. Those well-known characters—Paul Atreides, Baron Harkkonen, Duncan Idaho, Stilgar, the Bene Gesserit witches—come alive again in this fearless philosophical probing of some of life’s most basic questions. Dune presents us with a vast world in which fanaticism is merciless and history is made by the interplay of ruthless conspiracies. Computers have long been outlawed, so that the abilities of human beings are developed to an almost supernatural level. The intergalactic empire controlled by a privileged aristocracy raises all the old questions of human interaction in a strange yet weirdly familiar setting. Do secret conspiracies direct the future course of human political evolution? Can manipulation of the gene pool create a godlike individual? Are strife and bloodshed essential to progress? Can we know so much about the future that we lose the power to make a difference? Does reliance on valuable resources—such as “spice,” oil, and water—place us at the mercy of those who can destroy those resources? When gholas are reconstructed from the cells of dead people and given those people’s memories, is the ghola the dead person resurrected? Can the exploitation of religion for political ends be reduced to a technique? Fans of Dune will trek through the desert of the Duniverse seeing answers to these and other questions.
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House Atreides

Author : Brian Herbert
ISBN : 0340751754
Genre : Dune (Imaginary place)
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It is the year 10,154 of the Imperial Calendar, and for four decades the planet Arrakis - called Dune by its inhabitants - has been ruled by the Harkonnen family. But the seeds of change have been sown.. On Arrakis, an idealistic young planetologist, Pardot Kynes, goes out into the desert to learn the secrets of its giant sandworms and the priceless Spice they create. And on another planet, Caledon, young Leto Atreides is nearly ready to become duke. The blood feud between House Atreides and House Harkonnen is about to begin. Drawing on notes, outlines and correspondence Frank Herbert left behind at his death, as well as conversations and brainstorming sessions Brian Herbert held with his father, House Atreides is a breathtaking story of war, treachery and decadence; of love, loyalty and steadfastness in the face of overwhelming odds.
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